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familyhistoryscrapper
06-15-2012, 06:52 PM
So, I finally installed my new PSE 10 and now I can't figure out how to view any of the PSD files, like templates and things on my computer. When I go to my folders on windows all I see is a blue PSD icon, but no image. I've been playing around with the organizer that came with PSE, but it seems like it's going to be a ton of work and that every time I add something new I'd have to remember to go back in and import it into the organizer.

I loved that my old PSP had a browser within the program that automatically checked each folder for images each time I opened it or went to that folder.

I'm a template junkie, so I'm super disappointed that I can't seem to figure out how to look at them all without opening every single one....Help!

missdamsel
06-15-2012, 06:55 PM
The only way I know how to do this is when you start from the program PSE10 and click FILE then OPEN. In this window ytou can view the psd files.

familyhistoryscrapper
06-15-2012, 07:09 PM
The only way I know how to do this is when you start from the program PSE10 and click FILE then OPEN. In this window ytou can view the psd files.

Wish that worked for me...I still see the blue PSD icon in the file/open menu, no preview of what the actual image is :(

missdamsel
06-15-2012, 07:12 PM
hmmm. I am lost then. Do they not have jpeg files as well?

missdamsel
06-15-2012, 07:13 PM
Maybe try this: http://psdviewer.org/

I do not have this but saw it and thought it might work for you.

familyhistoryscrapper
06-15-2012, 07:43 PM
hmmm. I am lost then. Do they not have jpeg files as well?

Some of them don't as I didn't save them or keep them all in the past....I'm better about that now....it would be alot of work to go back and resave a jpeg for each of them, but I may end up having to do that anyway.


Maybe try this: http://psdviewer.org/

I do not have this but saw it and thought it might work for you.

I will look into this and see if it helps at all.


So, do you use the organizer feature? I can't decide if it's worth all the time it will take to import all my stuff into it and then I have TONS of scrapbook stuff and imagine it will bog down the organizer in the long run

missdamsel
06-15-2012, 07:58 PM
I do not have that program at all, was just trying to lok for something that might help.


Some of them don't as I didn't save them or keep them all in the past....I'm better about that now....it would be alot of work to go back and resave a jpeg for each of them, but I may end up having to do that anyway.



I will look into this and see if it helps at all.


So, do you use the organizer feature? I can't decide if it's worth all the time it will take to import all my stuff into it and then I have TONS of scrapbook stuff and imagine it will bog down the organizer in the long run

GingerScraps
06-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Are you on a pc or a mac?
I have a few ideas if your a mac girl :) but I don't know much about pc's anymore. Let me know :)

Colleen
06-16-2012, 12:05 AM
I don't have any ideas either. On my PC, the only way that I can view PSD docs is when I do what Missi said above with clicking on open when I have PS open. :(

Not sure about Mac yet. I am waiting to get PS installed on it. ;) lol

Sarah
06-16-2012, 12:08 AM
With Windows, there is something you can use but I never could get it to work. :(

familyhistoryscrapper
06-16-2012, 01:30 AM
Are you on a pc or a mac?
I have a few ideas if your a mac girl :) but I don't know much about pc's anymore. Let me know :)

I'm on a PC not a mac :(

GingerScraps
06-16-2012, 01:32 AM
I'm on a PC not a mac :(
Ok... well then I'm not sure I can be of much help :(
BUT- there are lots of ladies here that use PSE and a PC... hopefully someone has an answer for you! That would drive me nuts if I were you! I have tons of PSD files it would be really annoying if I could not view them!

Lisa
06-16-2012, 02:54 AM
You got me curious so I downloaded the free trial of Elements 10. To open a file, it is: File, Open... you should see a browser window with the contents of your folder.

Oh, also, did you restart your computer after install?

Lisa
06-16-2012, 03:01 AM
Here's a screen shot of what I see...

scrapolina
06-16-2012, 11:11 AM
I STILL have not installed my PSE 10 but was thinking to this weekend. I am curious as to what Amy is talking about when she talks ab0ut "the organzier" and is it worth taking all the time to import into it???

familyhistoryscrapper
06-16-2012, 01:04 PM
Here's a screen shot of what I see...

Darn, that is not what mine looked like at all....wonder if it's some setting on my computer. I'm on Vista and I noticed my PSP files that I used to use also didn't show up when I was 'exploring', but they at least would show up for me in the Paint Shop program. I read about something that you can download and add to your registry that's supposed to work. I may try that as otherwise I'll be super frustrated!!

Thanks for all your help so far ladies!